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Watch out for trucks hauling demolition debris in downtown New Port Richey


Drivers downtown will share the road with heavy transport vehicles for the next month as crews move debris from the demolition of the former First Baptist Church site on Orange Lake. Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the next 30 days. Commercial construction trucks will move scrap and recyclables from the Circle Boulevard site, city planners said. That church, built in the late '50s, was slated for demolition by the community redevelopment board in May. Vehicles will travel on Sims Lane, Grand Boulevard, Gulf Drive, Massachusetts Avenue and Congress Street. Residents with questions may call the city's redevelopment department at (727) 853-1042.

Bank's $5 carwash to help United Way

Superior Bank will have a $5 carwash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to raise money for the United Way of Pasco County. The bank is at 4010 Little Road, just north of Old County Road 54. For information call the bank at (727) 376-1030.

AARP Safe Driving Courses offered

The AARP will offer several Safe Driving Courses in the next few weeks. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Please call the numbers listed to register.

• 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 30-31 at CARES Rao Musunuru Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Bayonet Point. Call (727) 863-6868.

• 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the Gulf Harbor Civic Center, 7831 Gulf Highland Drive, Hudson. Call Peggy McCabe at (727) 868-4514.

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Call Ingrid at (727) 376-8926.

• 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 23-24 at the New Port Richey Police Department, 6739 Adams St., New Port Richey. Call Lenore Frontczak at (727) 372-1495.

• Single-day courses will be available Aug. 28 and Sept. 23 at the South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Call John Carland at (727) 937-8923.

AARP is always looking for volunteers to help with the program. If interested call coordinator Frank Hoerner at (813) 949-7340 or (813) 949-7340.


The only two people who applied for the principal job at Chester Taylor Elementary School were Julie Marks and Shirley Ray. A longer list of applicants appeared in a story Aug. 6 because the Pasco County school district mistakenly provided a list of everyone in its principal applicant pool, most of whom had not applied for this specific opening.

Watch out for trucks hauling demolition debris in downtown New Port Richey 08/18/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:33pm]
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